Taine Basham

What Are Those?! Adidas Rugby Boots at the 2022 Six Nations

Just in time for the 2022 Guinness Six Nations kicking off, adidas released the new Champions boot pack – a sleek, metallic design that really stands out on the field.

So, who was spotted in action wearing the new boots this weekend?

Wyn Jones

adidas Predator Malice: Finn Russell

The Predator name has long been associated with kicking and that’s no different with the latest in the Malice range. With a grippy rubber exterior that promotes a clean ball strike, you can kick with confidence; even in the wind and rain of a Saturday evening in Edinburgh.

These Predators have proved popular across the backline with the likes of Liam Williams, Elliot Daly and Garry Ringrose all wearing adidas’ latest boots. The enhanced speedplate offers exceptional acceleration, allowing you to attack on the field.

Unlike Finn, though, we’d recommend tying your laces before kicking off…

Finn Russell

adidas Adizero RS7: Taine Basham

The return of the RS7 in 2021 signalled the start of a new legacy in speed-orientated rugby boots. Part of the Adizero Collection, RS7s are built from the same family as adidas’ top-range running footwear. So what is a flanker doing wearing them?

The modern day loose forward is expected to be everywhere on a rugby field. In the case of Basham, Wales often utilise his powerful speed out wide in attack while his 21 tackles emphasised the flanker’s defensive work rate.

Whether you’re a pacey back-three player or a flanker who dreams of a life in the backline, adidas RS7s will help you get from A to B as quickly as possible.

Taine Basham

adidas Kakari Z.0: Zander Fagerson

Enough of the speedsters; some players are destined for life in the front row. That’s where the adidas Kakari rugby boots come in: offering crucial stability and protection around the foot to deal with the forces involved when stuck in the middle of a scrum.

This year’s crop of Six Nations front rows seem to be big fans of the Kakaris with Fagerson one of many spotted with the bright silver footwear on last weekend. As well as vital support, the outsole optimises traction to help players stay on their feet and in the contest.

If you’re a power-orientated rugby player, the adidas Kakari range is perfect for you.

Zander Fagerson

There’s no doubt that the new adidas boots have turned a few heads after Round 1 of the Guinness Six Nations! Which are your favourite?

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